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Forming Questions

Yes/ No Questions. WH Questions. Forming Questions. YES/ NO QUESTIONS. Inverting the subject and the verb. Adding helping verb before the subject. Inverting The Subject And The Verb. When there is:. A helping verb. A modal. To be. As the main verb-these are placed

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Forming Questions

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  1. Yes/ No Questions WH Questions Forming Questions

  2. YES/ NO QUESTIONS • Inverting the subject and the verb • Adding helping verb before thesubject

  3. Inverting The SubjectAnd The Verb When there is: • A helping verb • A modal • To be

  4. As the main verb-these are placed before the subject. (the subject and the verb are inverted). The main verb doesn’t change its form

  5. Examples • Itis raining • Isit raining? • Hehasgone out • Hashe gone out?

  6. Shedoesn’t come here often. Doesn’tshe come here often? Hehasn’t phoned us. Hasn’the phoned us?

  7. Shecan play the piano Canshe play the piano?

  8. Adding Helping VerbBefore the Subject When there is no helping verb(as in the Present Simple and the Past Simple) a helping verb is supplied. • Do/Does (Present Simple) • Did (Past Simple)

  9. Toform questions this helping verb is placed before the subject. The main verb is always in its base form

  10. Examples Elijogs every night. DoesElijog every night?

  11. Theyplay tennis twice a week. Do they play tennis twice a week? Theystarted work very early. Didthey start work very early?

  12. WH questions about the subject All other WH- questions WH Questions

  13. WH Questions About The Subject When the questions is about the subject, the WH- word (who, what, which) replaces the subject and the verb is always in the singular. Nothing else changes in the sentence. (there is no inversion of subject and the verb and nothing is placed before the WH- word).

  14. Examples • Vera has lost her watch. Who has lost her watch? They are learning French. Who is learning French?

  15. All Other WH- Questions When the question is about the object of the verb or object of a preposition…

  16. (1) The WH-word (who, whom, what, which) that replacesthe object is the first word of the question, and (2) the rest of the questions is exactly like a yes/no question.

  17. Examples • Jack plays tennis. Rita is phoning a friend. Who is phoning a friend? What does Jack play?

  18. The plane arrived late because of the weather. Why did the plane arrive late?

  19. An On – Line Practice Open the following URL, in order to practice forming Questions in English. http://www.quia.com/cm/14105.html http://grammar.englishclub.com/q_questions.htm http://a4esl.org/q/j/ko/mc-eiken5.html

  20. http://a4esl.org/q/h/9704/dg-wh.html http://www.quia.com/rr/9433.html http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/MultipleChoice/whquestion.html http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_questionforms.htm

  21. The end I hope you Enjoyed your work, Michal Mayost

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